The parking lot is closed now. To access the hot springs, you have to park at the hot springs resort, on the west side of the river, then walk behind the hotel up the trail, keeping right at the intersections, until you get to the sketchy suspension bridge 100 feet over the raging river and dam. The bridge has a soft metal floor and chain link fence on the sides, about 3 feet high. It sways a lot, and there are signs that say Danger Keep Out. You have to cross the bridge and then follow the trail downstream along the cliffs to get to the hot springs now. You should have a tarp or something to get the water flow right for the big pool, it was cold when we got there, there were some nice hot pools, but there were some clear water worms in there. The best pool we found was this little thing next to the river, with enough room to stick our butts in, with a nice flat rock for a back rest, with a good view of the river and this bird that was fishing by flying with its head in the water, creating a water bubble around it. One of our party tried to swim across the river on the way back, and she almost got swept away. The current is strong. It was an adventure.